Friday, March 27, 2020

Coronavirus update

Stay up-to-date with the latest information and advisories on the coronavirus.

Faculty members are also available to comment in media on various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Kimberly Lopez receives Emerging Scholar Award

Kimberly Lopez

Kimberly Lopez, a professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, has received the 2020 Emerging Scholar Award from the Canadian Association of Leisure Studies (CALS).

Monday, June 8, 2020

Statement from the Department Chair on Solidarity and Commitment

Dear faculty, staff and students,

The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies expresses, in no uncertain terms, its solidarity with communities around the world in protesting racism, racial injustice, and inequality. We denounce any form of violence against Black or racialized persons and their communities, including the police brutality perpetrated against them here in Canada and abroad. We recognize that such violence inflicts physical, psychological, and emotional damage and trauma, often with lethal consequences.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Statement from the Dean on anti-Black racism

The events of the last two weeks have brought to the foreground issues of racism against Black people in a way that we don’t always see. As a Faculty, we have begun to reflect on our own actions, inactions and systemic biases. We acknowledge that we come up short and that we desire to do better. In Applied Health Sciences, we are committed to recognizing and respecting lived experiences and we continue to work toward a world where equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. Our Faculty prides itself for being ‘people people,’ and we take this commitment to heart.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Q and A with the experts: neighbouring in the time of COVID-19

Troy Glover

Before the pandemic, when we occupied the same physical space as others, we paid little attention to them. Now, under the current circumstances, we’re more attentive to each other — we’re actually less socially distant while being more physically distant.

Friday, May 1, 2020

RLS Students Awarded at the AHS Recognition Reception

Congratulations to all of our award winners

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Numerous Recreation and Leisure Studies Students RECognized at the 2019-2020 Athletics Awards

The Waterloo Warrior athletes were recognized at the 2019-2020 Warriors Athletics Awards on Friday April 3, 2020. Typically, a banquet event, this year the awards were announced virtually through the @WlooWarriors Instagram account. The nominees for each award were posted earlier in the week and the winners were posted at varying times throughout the night. Teams had watch parties through various online platforms and even though they were not able to be in the same room together, still found ways to celebrate their teammates’ achievements.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Our Digital Thank You to Health Care Workers

Our TR faculty members and students created a digital thank you to those working in health care settings during this unprecedented time. If you would like to leave your thanks, visit the blog and comment at the bottom of the page. We welcome all comments and shares of this link so that health care workers everywhere see these positive messages. 


An Open Letter to Health Care Workers Everywhere – We Appreciate You

Monday, March 23, 2020

Recreation and Sport Business Capstone Class Visits the MLSE Launch Pad in Toronto

MLSE Panel at Toronto Marlies Game

As part of their senior year, our fourth-year Recreation and Sport Business capstone course went to Toronto for a one-day field trip to visit the MLSE Lau

Friday, March 6, 2020

Diana Parry receives 2020 Angela Hildyard Award in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Diana Parry.

Congratulations to Diana Parry, Associate Vice-President Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion, and professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies, on being named the recipient of the 2020 Angela Hildyard Recognition Award in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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